Warm Hugs

MFT Stamps

October 19, 2020

Good Morning Friends! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. I am stopping by quickly today with a card for the MFT Sketch. You might remember, earlier this month I was a guest designer for their release. So I still had a few sets I wanted to use and I thought the sketch would be the perfect opportunity.

I started my card by stamping my images and sentiment with the Warm Hugs and Frosty Kisses set. I colored the images with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For my card design I followed the sketch and added my images accordingly. I used the Christmas Cheer Paper Pad for my "snowfall" background. There are so many cute designs included in this pad. Lastly, I used the Sweet Snowflakes die set to add a few snowflakes to my card.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you get a chance to play along in the sketch challenge. Here is the sketch:

Enjoy your day,

Trick or Treat

Pretty Pink Posh

October 18, 2020

Hi Friends! I am stopping by today with a Halloween card for Pretty Pink Posh. I've loved being able to "revisit" some of the great Halloween sets from Pretty Pink Posh, they're just so cute and sure to put a smile on the recipient's face.

For my images, I used the Trick or Treat Friends Set. I stamped them with a Copic friendly black ink and colored them with Copic markers. For the bats, I used the Halloween Friends Set

For my card layout, I ink blended Distress Ink in Wilted Violet to to my card panel. I then added a few splatters on purple reinker. Once that was dry I stamped my sentiment and attached my images. 

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you all have enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will be back tomorrow with a Christmas card... don't you just love this time of year! Lots of fun crafting to do!

Enjoy your day,

Wishing You Joy

Butterfly Reflections, Ink

October 17, 2020

Hi Friends! I hope you all are doing well and have something fun planned for your weekend. Today I am on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog sharing a card. My stash of birthday cards is getting low, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to pull out a few of my favorite things from PinkFresh Studio and create a card. Let's get started, shall we?

I started my card by using the Sending Love and Hugs Stamp and Die Set. I used PinkFresh Ink for all of my stamping. The colors I used were Coral ReefPassion Fruit and Mint. I just recently purchased full sized stamp pads of PinkFresh Ink and I have to say I am in love...I highly recommend their ink and you can find a full range of  colors in the Butterfly Reflections, Ink online store.

Next, I ran the PinkFresh Studio Colorblock: Gradiating Stripes Die through my die cutting machine. I attached it to my card panel and added my floral image. I then added a few splatters with a little reinker. For my sentiment, I used the Modern Layered Floral Stamp Set. Lastly, I added a few Sparkling Clear Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh to finish my card. 

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed my card. Have a great weekend and I hope you find a little time to be creative.

Enjoy your day,

Taylored Expressions

October 16, 2020

Happy Friday Friends! I hope you all had a great week. I am stopping by today with a card for Taylored Expressions. I am using the new Seasonal Sprig set. I loved this set when it was released last week, but once I used it I am in love even more. It is definitely one of my favorite Christmas stamps so far this year.

It took me a minute to figure out the best way to use the stamp and the die together. Since it is red rubber, it was hard to line it up onto the die cut with the frame. I ended up cutting a panel a little larger than A2 size. I laid the die onto the panel and "guesstimated" the placement of the stamp. I stamped the holly and then lined up the die onto my panel and ran it through my die cutting machine. Since my panel was a little larger than A2 size I had some extra “wiggle” room to line it all up. I hope that makes sense, please feel free to ask any questions and I will do my best to answer them. Let me know if you would like me to walk you through the process with photos too.

Once I had it stamped and die cut I used the Seasonal Sprig Stencil to add my color... so quick and easy.

Next, I stamped my sentiment (also included in the Seasonal Sprig Stamp Set) and added a holly sprig at the bottom of my panel. Lastly, I attached the frame onto my panel with foam adhesive and added a few sequins as a finishing touch.

I hope you enjoyed my card today. I will be back tomorrow with a card for Butterfly Reflections, Ink. See you then...

Enjoy your day,

Release Day

Ink To Paper

October 15, 2020

Welcome Back! It has been a busy week on my blog but today is Release Day for Ink To Paper! It is such a great release with some really fun and amazing products. Do you have a favorite? I would love to hear. Remember, all of the New Release products will be available tonight at 10:00 PM EST in the Ink To Paper online shop

For my card, I am using the Holiday Door Decor Set. This is such a timeless set, one that you will reach for often. I just love this door and all of the added details you can add to create the perfect card. Once I finished my stamping I began working on my card layout. 

I used the Woodwork die set to create my background. I attached the planks of wood directly to my card panel off setting some of them for added interest. At the bottom of my panel I ink blended Soft Stone ink and stamped my sentiment. I trimmed my panel down and attached it to a Pure Poppy card mat. Lastly, I attached my stamped images with foam adhesive. 

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you have enjoyed my projects for the new release. I will definitely have a few more things to share with you all throughout the next few weeks so please check back often. 

Enjoy your day,

Ink To Paper

Release Countdown Day 4

October 14, 2020

Good Morning Friends! Today is the final day of the Countdown for Ink To Paper. I hope you have enjoyed the projects that I have shared the past few days. I will have a few more things to share over the next few weeks so please check back in or subscribe to my blog. All the new products will be available tomorrow (October 15th) in the Ink To Paper online shop at 10:00 PM EST. You can also find all the product details on the Ink To Paper Blog.

Today I am using the Folky Holiday Set. I started in the center with Harvest Gold and Pure Poppy ink to begin my design. I just kept adding images to create a pattern. So fun and relaxing. *There are also coordinating dies available, but for today I just stamped... my mind is spinning with ideas for this set. I can't wait to have some time to use it again. 

For my sentiment, I used the Just Sentiments Warmth Set (released last month). I stamped it on black cardstock and heat set it with white embossing powder. 

Thanks for joining me today. I will be back tomorrow with one more card for release day, so stop back by if you can.

Enjoy your day,

Holiday House

Ink To Paper
Release Countdown Day 3

October 13, 2020

Hi Friends!! It is Day 3 of the New Release Countdown for Ink To Paper and it is full of Amazing products! Remember, you can find all of the product information on the Ink To Paper Blog too. Let's get started, shall we?

How cute is this holiday house? It is all part of a set called Holiday House. Each of the three pieces are sold separately. There is a stamp set (Holiday House), Tent Style Packaging Holiday House Accessories, and Tent Style Packaging Holiday House which includes the house and roof. So Much Fun! For my house, I used soft pastel colors though I can't wait to make a few more in traditional Christmas red and green. I used a combination of stamps and the accessory dies to decorate my house. I ran the house base through my die cutting machine with an old polka dot embossing folder for a little extra detail. I also added glitter (hard to see in the photograph) to the scallop edge of my roof. 

Here is a side view. A medium glassine bag fits perfectly inside the house to hold a small prize, a gift card or a small treat. To close my house I put a small glue dot on the each of the chimneys to attach the two together. I also think a small clothespin with a little tag attached would be cute too. There really are so many possibilities with this set...you can be so creative and have lots of fun putting them together. 

What do you think? Will you be creating some holiday houses of your own? I think they will be so cute on my Christmas table as a decoration. Please feel free to ask any questions and I will do my best to answer them. 

Enjoy your day,


Trinity Stamps

October 12, 2020

Hi Friends and Happy Monday! Today I am on the Trinity Stamps Blog sharing a slimline card. I pulled out my favorite Slimline Series: Foliage Frame Die and created a card that is perfect for autumn. Let's get started, shall we?

I started my card by running the Slimline Series: Foliage Frame through my die cutting machine with a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock. I then used my sponges for my Distress Oxide Ink and added ink around the edges of my frame. Little tip: I have a sponge for each color family of ink and sometimes I don't add anymore ink to the sponge, I just use the leftover ink to give my project a more muted or softer feel. Once I was finished I splattered a little gold paint onto my frame and card panel.

For my sentiment, I used the Scripty Thanks Stand Alone Die. I die cut the word thankful from some gold glittered cardstock I had in my stash and I die cut the shadow from a piece of vellum. Such a great sentiment and I love the size and font.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed my card and I will be back soon with another project to share.

Enjoy your day,

Ink To Paper

Release Countdown Day 2

October 12, 2020

Good Morning Friends! It is Day 2 of the release countdown for Ink to Paper and I have two projects to share this morning. There are a few more sets being highlighted on the Ink To Paper Blog so make sure you head over there today too. Let's get to my projects...

Up first is a fun new stamp set called, Bag It Holiday. How cute is this bag? Just imagine it full of Christmas cookies :) The stamp set coordinates perfectly with the Large Window Coffee Bags (available in both kraft and white). 

I used Pure Poppy ink to stamp the frame around the window opening.  Once I stamped the frame I added the sentiment and the greenery (New Leaf ink), so quick and easy. As a final touch I added a little glitter to the berries. For my tag, I used the Tremendous Tags Die Set

Isn't it fun? I just love these bags and I can't wait to fill them with some Christmas treats. I also can't wait to use this set to create a card. This frame will work perfectly on a card front. 

Next up I have a set of tags. For my tags, I used the Joyous Holiday Set. I used all of the little sprigs and berries in the set to stamp directly onto my tags. (Quilted Tag) You can add as much or as little details as you want with this set, so many possibilities. 

Once I finished my wreath, I added the adorable little bird and the my sentiment. I love how the sentiments include a die. I popped both the bird and sentiment up with a little foam tape and attached them to my wreath. Lastly, I added a piece of Pure Poppy ribbon and tied a few jingle bells to the top of my tags.

Thanks for joining me this morning. I will be back in a few hours with a post for Trinity Stamps... it is a busy day today on my blog.

Enjoy your day,

Festive Mugs

Ink To Paper

Release Countdown Day 1

October 11, 2020

Hi Friends! Are you ready for a New Release from Ink To Paper? It is going to be a good one!! So many fun new products will be coming your way on October 15 and I can't wait to show you all that I have been creating.  

How cute are these stacked mugs? They are all part of the new stamp and die set called Festive Mugs. I began by stamping my images with Red Poppy, Soft Stone, Hawaiian Shores and a little Pale Peony ink. 

For my card layout, I die cut the Border Bling: Tin Stitch Die from Aqua Mist cardstock and ink blended Hawaiian Shores ink around the edges. I then cut a white panel, wrapped it with baker's twine and mounted it onto a Pure Poppy mat. Next, I added my stamped Festive Mugs with foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a few clear jewels from Pretty Pink Posh to finish my card. 

Thanks for joining me today. Remember to stop by the Ink To Paper Blog, they will have all of new product information and lots of inspiration to share. I will be back tomorrow with Day 2 of the New Release Countdown.

Enjoy your day,

Jolly Holly

Taylored Expressions

October 9, 2020

Hi Friends! I hope you all are doing well. I am back today with a Christmas card for Taylored Expressions

I started my card by creating my background with the Jolly Holly Background Cling & Clear Combo Stamp Set. I love this design!

Next, I used a basic set of circle dies and die cut a circle from the middle of my panel. I then attached the panel to my card base and die cut a smaller circle from the base. 

For my sentiment, I used the Handwritten Holiday Set. I attached my sentiment directly onto my card base and the circular opening allows the sentiment to be seen from the front too.

I hope you enjoyed my card today. I think this is a fun layout to use with all of the background stamps from Taylored Expressions. 
Enjoy your day,